The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of Plano and surrounding areas below.
Brandon Toombs Sr.
Before moving out here from the DMV, I had to make a decision if I was going to continue living in the cycle of being an employee or follow my passion. I decided my passion and that passion is to serve people. Because of that, I created a solid network of people from all walks of life. It’s easy to network genuinely when you do it from a place of purpose, that way, people won’t always think you are approaching them for an angle. Since relocating, I have started four companies and sold 1 for residual income. Which frees up time for me to spend with my family. Read more>>
Hi, my name is Paige Bostic, and my story is fairly simple. I am a former third-grade teacher turned attorney. My tenure as a teacher was a short one but the one-year teaching packed quite the punch. I worked in a low-income school district with students who had more to deal with than worrying about learning multiplication. I soon learned that my students could not focus on learning because of problems at home that they had no control of. Seeing these issues day-in-day-out spurred an internal call to action which would require additional schooling. Read more>>
Six years ago, I was introduced to Camp Gladiator by a couple of friends. After one workout, I was hooked! It’s outside, always a different workout and the friends I made are a blessing. After four years, I took the leap and became a trainer. It was one of the scariest and best decisions I’ve ever made. I get to help people, be outside in the fresh air and impact my campers’ lives. I absolutely love what I do and I am truly blessed to be able to do what I have a passion for. Read more>>
My name is A’sha Scott. I’m a Certified Youth and Family Life Coach, specializing in the growth and the development of girls to young women. I was born in Gary, Indiana, moving to Woodland Hills, California, following the passing of my mother. At the age of ten years old. Growing up, I faced many challenges with my identity and self-esteem, which led to so much depression and bad decisions. Always having a leadership mentality, I’ve always been the type of person who paved my own way. Losing my mother at a very young age and dealing with being molested so early in my life, I had such a hard time regrouping and understanding my growth as a young girl. Struggling with my own mental and emotional issues between the ages of 10-25, I would say life taught me some of my greatest lessons. By the age of 25, I had two children by two men. I needed to change my life, not just for me but for my children and their children and so on. Having nursing and caring for people as my background, I fell in love with working with the youth. Read more>>
Jemone Nikonbeast Casey
Since about 2007, I had wanted to get into Photography and at the time, I was staying in Shreveport so about a year later, 2008. I knew I couldn’t get the camera that I wanted so with the money that I did have, I purchased what I could afford a Fuji film 20x zoom digital camera… my first shoot was with my little sister for my first time I was happy with how they came out… show them off and work and a co-worker wanted me to do her wedding. I didn’t want to do it at all because I know I didn’t have the proper equipment she still insists that I do it smh… let’s just say after that I told myself I wouldn’t do anything major like that without the right camera setup I end up doing a few more gigs no wedding though lol. I finally got enough money to get a good professional camera, searched for a few months end up getting a Nikon D90. I like it because it features… I stared using it, didn’t know what I was doing but I quickly learned it. I became a beast at it hence the name Nikonbeast (giving to me by one of my friends.) Read more>>